MODERN RELIGIONS IN CROSS-CULTURAL CONTEXT
This online discussion series engaged Buddhists and non-Buddhists of various backgrounds on factors that shaped Buddhism in the modern world, particularly with the emergence of what is known as 'humanistic Buddhism'. Observably, there are similarities in how the other religions responded to the challenges of modernity. Each session dealt with how cross-cultural encounters in the modern era had shaped the various strands we see in each religion.
Session 1: Modern Buddhism
Date: 14 April 2020
Presenter: Venerable Hui Hsuen Respondents: Professor Paul Hedges & Kathirasan K.
Session 2: Modern Hindu Encounters with Buddhism
Date: 21 April 2020
Presenter: Kathirasan K. Respondents: Venerable Hui Hsuen & Professor Paul Hedges
Session 3: Modern Christian Encounters with Buddhism
Date: 28 April 2020
Presenter: Professor Paul Hedges Respondents: Veberable Hui Hsuen & Kathirasan K.
Session 4: Modern Muslim Encounters with Buddhism
Date: 5 May 2020
Presenter: Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib Reapondent: Venerable Hui Hsuen, Professor Paul Hedges & Kathirasan K.